Burges Salmon advises Seagreen on consents for Firth of Forth offshore wind farms

Burges Salmon's planning and energy sector experts have advised Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd on offshore consents received from the Scottish Government for Phase 1 of Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone.

16 October 2014

Burges Salmon's Planning and Energy sector experts have advised Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd (Seagreen, owned jointly by SSE Renewables and Fluor Limited) on the offshore consents received from the Scottish Government for Phase 1 of its 3,500MW Firth of Forth Offshore Wind Zone.

Phase 1 comprises Project Alpha and Project Bravo, which will consist of up to 150 wind turbines with a generating capacity of up to 1050 MW. They are to be located 27-38 km east of the Angus coastline and could power over 670,000 homes.

Burges Salmon also advised Seagreen on the consent granted in November 2013 for the onshore infrastructure, which includes 19km of underground cables to transmit power from a landfall location at South Carnoustie on the Angus Coast to the existing electricity substation at Tealing, North of Dundee.

Julian Boswall, Planning partner at Burges Salmon, which specialises in advising on large scale energy projects, said: “We are delighted to have been able to assist Seagreen over the last three years on this important milestone towards delivering Scotland’s largest renewable energy project, the Firth of Forth Zone.”

Mike Scott, General Manager of Seagreen Wind Energy Ltd, said: “We are grateful to Burges Salmon for its important contribution in assisting Seagreen in navigating through a complex consenting process to a successful outcome.”

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Julian Boswall

Julian Boswall Partner

  • Energy, Power and Utilities
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